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Casino operators in Japan will be fined up to ¥500 million ($4.7 million) if they are found to have obtained their business licenses through fraudulent means, under legislation to be submitted to the Diet this month.

The penalty is included in legislation paving the way for casino gambling in Japan, where concerns remain the industry could exacerbate gambling addiction and adversely affect community safety around the facilities. The government plans to submit the bill, a copy of which was obtained by Kyodo News, to the Diet on April 27.

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